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Jon Morris

Jon B. Morris, M.D. is currently the Ernest F. Rosato- William Maul Measey Professor in Surgical Education and Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. A 1979 summa cum laude graduate from Saint Joseph’s University, Dr. Morris would subsequently attend the Georgetown University School of Medicine (class of 1983) and take his surgical training at Case Western Reserve University Integrated Hospitals (1983 – 1990) to include at two year research fellowship at the Department of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center (1985 – 1990). Since his recruitment to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) in 1990, Dr. Morris has spent his entire clinical career at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with the exception of two years as Surgeon-In-Chief at Abington Memorial Hospital (2001 – 2003). Dr. Morris has dedicated his academic career to medical education and is the former Program Director for the General Surgical Residency at HUP (2003 – 2018) and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the Perelman School of Medicine (2005 – 2020). Active in surgical practice and widely published, Dr. Morris is a past President of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (2014-2015). He has been recognized as a Top Doc in Philadelphia Magazine seven times and has received a number of awards throughout his career for teaching excellence to include the Chief Resident Teaching Award at the University Hospitals of Cleveland (1990), the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindack Foundation Award at the University of Pennsylvania (1997), the Blockley-Osler Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at Temple University School of Medicine(2003), the Edward C. Bradley, S.J., M.D. ’51 Medical Alumni Award at St. Joseph’s University (2015) and the Ernest F. Rosato Teaching Award at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2018). In 2021, at Department of Surgery initiated the annual Jon B. Morris Faculty Teaching Award given to the surgical faculty member whose clinical instruction and mentorship has been most instrumental in enriching the learning environment and development of junior surgical residents. Dr. Morris is the Founding Director and currently the Advisory Council Chair for the Center for Surgical Health.

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